One such treasure is the Tilinga Mandir, or Bell Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. He has represented as a Yogi living in Mount Kailash, Tibet, with his wife Parvati and two sons, most worshipped in the aniconic form of the Lingham.
The Tilinga Mandir is a famous Shiva temple in ‘Bordubi town’, i.e. 7 km from Tinsukia District. It is in a tea garden at Bordubi, with bells hanging around the temple complex. Temple Timings are Monday To Sunday: 7 am–7 pm.
The bells have made of bronze, brass, copper and even aluminium. ‘Tilinga’ means ‘bell’ in the Assamese Language, and ‘Mandir’ means ‘temple’. The temple roof consists of four giant bells. At the temple entrance is a metallic bell; devotees ring the bell and enter the Temple.
History of Tilinga Mandir:
The Temple’s history can trace back to the year 1965 when the workers of the nearby tea gardens noticed a Shiv Linga emerging from the ground near a banyan tree. Then, they decided to build a temple around it, eventually known as the Tilinga Mandir.
Tilinga Mandir Timings:
Activities: Daily Darshan, Rituals, Festival Celebration, Natural Environment.
Here are the Tilinga Mandir Timings: Temple will be open on Monday at 6:30 am.
|Monday||6:30 am–7 pm|
|Tuesday||7 am–7 pm|
|Wednesday||7 am–7 pm|
|Thursday||7 am–7 pm|
|Friday||7 am–7 pm|
|Saturday||7 am–7 pm|
|Sunday||7 am–7 pm|
Festivals Celebrated at Tilinga Mandir:
Mahashivratri festival is the main festival celebrated in the temple complex, with devotees thronging to fulfil their wishes and aspirations. The temple complex decorates beautifully, and fairs and cultural performances organise for the same.
Popular Tourist Places to See Around Temple:
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Dibru Saikhowa National Park:
The Park is home to many amazing species of animals, birds and other creatures like a white-winged wood duck, water buffalo, black-breasted parrot bill, capped langur, tiger and many more. It has eco-lodges for people to stay in while they visit the Park.
Borajan Bherjan Podumoni Wildlife Sanctuary:
This sanctuary has spread across three blocks in the Tinsukia district of Upper Assam, consisting of three separate forests, Bherjan, Borajan and Padumoni. It includes hoolock gibbon, capped langur, pig-tailed macaque, slow loris, rhesus macaque, and leopard. Eighty-four species of birds are there. This is near Tilinga Mandir.
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Hotels Near Tilinga Mandir:
- Hotel Center Point
- Hotel Highway
- Hotel Ballerina
- Padmini Resort
- Hotel Royal Highness
- Basudev Lodge
- Kanchanjongha Complex
- Hotel Aatreyee
Tilinga Temple Address: Bordubi, Hugrijan No. 116 Fs.Gt., Assam 786601.
Temple Contact Number: 070383 85060
How to reach Tilinga Mandir:
The following are travelling ways to reach Tilinga Temple:
The nearest airport is Mohanbari Airport, Dibrugarh.
The Temple has situated in the small town of Bordubi, which is well-connected to the nearest railway station Tinsukia.
You can also go by bus from the Bordubi bus stand.
With heaps of bells, the Tilinga Mandir holds the record for hosting the largest bells of various sizes and types.
No. The nearest airport is Dibrugarh airport, at a distance of 34km.
Tinsukia is an industrial town.